Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson

people like this nead to be kicked out of this contry band forever

Antonio Capaldo
Antonio Capaldo

Before answering the questions posed by the administrator, we should ask... what causes immigration? The main problem I think is the rapid growth of the world population, without any control. I am Italian, you are American, Chinese, Mexican, African... but these are adjectives, special features... first of all we are human citizens of the world!
visit my Cause: Zero population growth...

http://sbpra.com/AntonyLay/

Alice van Oorschot
Alice van Oorschot

In Australia if you want to be a legal citzen you become naturalized.

Allen E Carter
Allen E Carter

Pls go back to your home & build your own country your way. This is what has changed America to many outsider getting into our Government & taking away our freedom. Communist!

Brian Cady
Brian Cady

USA, as a nation, has been 'open for business'; it's time for USA to be 'open for all', to go beyond free trade toward freedom for all people to join our democracy if they want to, to live here, to join us in struggling to live well, justly and to live sustainably in this part of earth.

Define American
Define American
  • Brian Cady

Thanks Brian! We know people everywhere can identify with what it means to have to move and migrate for opportunity and for a better life. And since we are in this together, the first step is to understand one another and the values that bring us together in community. Help us reach more people and share the video. Thank you!

Robin Conkel-hAnnan
Robin Conkel-hAnnan
  • Brian Cady

We are in crisis now because our citizens cannot all take care of themselves.. Allowing everyone to come would tax our resources to the breaking point, possibly taking to a national meltdown.. I am not anti immigration, I'm pro United States.. Everyone in the 'New World' is American.. What we are really talking about is The United States of America..

Jim Eckland
Jim Eckland
  • Brian Cady

Robin, Well said. The O'Bama administration has posted a welcome sign to all to come here and collect. We arte all struggling and ...can't even pay for education and we're expected to support millions more who will be added to the Welfare roles??

Sarah Scott Oswald
Sarah Scott Oswald
  • Brian Cady

IM ALL FOR PEOPLE BETTER THIER LIFE BUT THEY NEED TO DO IT THE LEGAL WAY JUST LIKE ALL THE REST OF US LEGAL AMERICANS DID! NOT ILLEGALLY LIKE THEY DID!
THEY SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN AMNESTY FOR DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL! THEY SHOULD GO THROUGH THE CHANNELS THAT EVERYONE ELSE HAD TO TO BECOME A LEGAL AMERICAN! WE SHOULD NOT REWARD THEM FOR STEALING THIER WAY INTO OUR COUNTRY!!!! GO BACK AND COME HERE LEGALLY!

Bob Franzen
Bob Franzen
  • Brian Cady

i have one proposition,open the border with out Passports like they have it Europa. than every body is happy no more debates and all paying taxis.

Patricia Benfield
Patricia Benfield
  • Brian Cady

Some how I dont see that workimg

Brian Donofree
Brian Donofree

I have friends who are "undocumented immigrants," and so I became involved in this issue - as a citizen, a teacher and a worship leader - through love. America at its best is about kindness, opportunity, and justice. As a Christian, I take seriously the words of Scripture: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." (Matthew 25:35) Let's hang on - immigration reform based on fairness for all is just around the corner.

Julie Berlinger Amico
Julie Berlinger Amico
  • Brian Donofree

Thank you Brian, for everything you do and say....I am with you 100%.

Laura Woolpert
Laura Woolpert
  • Brian Donofree

Ditto Julie!

Marwyn Benemerito
Marwyn Benemerito

Immigration has been on the limelight lately..here's my 2 cents about it....The immigration issue is a complex thing. America has been seen for a long time as the promised land..and despite whatever the politicians and media says..it continues to be the land of opportunity..The reality is, America is not getting crowded despite what the media tells you..we remain to have the least number of people per square mile and less percentage of immigrants than lets say England or France. Even with...

Immigration has been on the limelight lately..here's my 2 cents about it....The immigration issue is a complex thing. America has been seen for a long time as the promised land..and despite whatever the politicians and media says..it continues to be the land of opportunity..The reality is, America is not getting crowded despite what the media tells you..we remain to have the least number of people per square mile and less percentage of immigrants than lets say England or France. Even with these numbers, we still send back home an average of a million immigrants a year! Most illegal immigrants have the same drive as legals do: THE DRIVE TO HAVE A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES & THEIR FAMILIES. Most of them do jobs that are low paying, too physical, too uncomfortable, too dirty, and too unsatisfying for even some of us "legals" to admit. And I don't think that sending them all home will create employment opportunities for people who were born here anyway. Its just going to leave a lot of houses unfinished, fruits unpicked, food uncooked, dishes unwashed, beds unmade, office buildings uncleaned, and farms unharvested. So if they get a free pass to stay, why would we be envious?, Why would we be jealous? Why would we be disheartened? We think that we did it the hard way and yet we probably would not trade places the way they got in..even if it meant getting a free pass later. THE CONVERSATION IS REALLY ABOUT FAIRNESS! So, let us share what would be fair to each one of us affected and create a better immigration law. I think that for us that are already here, our job is to make this country an even better place...this way we can open it up more for the world's weary, tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free, and wretched refuse. God Bless these United States of America!

Ranil Abeysekera
Ranil Abeysekera
  • Marwyn Benemerito

you said it very well - this is a case for justice and fairness.

Lea Emery
Lea Emery
  • Marwyn Benemerito

Marwyn Benemerito.. You said it all, God bless you and the United States of America.

Gary Smith
Gary Smith

My Wife, the Mother of my children ages 9 8 and 3, was deported because she wrote a bad check. Is that reason enough to rip a family apart?

Ross Miller
Ross Miller
  • Gary Smith

Hello Gary. I am so sorry to hear this. I am Scottish, and live in Scotland but I feel indignation and sympathy for anyone who is treated this way. It really disgusts me. I can't describe how I feel about the fact that every human being cannot live wherever they want. I do not believe we should have borders. We are all the same race. Human. The Planet is not predudice. Does not differentiate between one species or another. One nationality or another. Makes me mad that we haven't evolved...

Hello Gary. I am so sorry to hear this. I am Scottish, and live in Scotland but I feel indignation and sympathy for anyone who is treated this way. It really disgusts me. I can't describe how I feel about the fact that every human being cannot live wherever they want. I do not believe we should have borders. We are all the same race. Human. The Planet is not predudice. Does not differentiate between one species or another. One nationality or another. Makes me mad that we haven't evolved enough yet to come together as One. I am so sorry about what your poor wife, yourself and your family have been subjected to. I can only send you my sympathy and empathy but at least it is sincere and heartfelt. Kindest Regards

Adrienne Schiele
Adrienne Schiele
  • Gary Smith

Gary, while writing a bad check is a minor infraction that's the chance you took when you married her and had children with her, knowing she was in the country illegally.

Robin Conkel-hAnnan
Robin Conkel-hAnnan

. What we are talking about here is not immigration.. Plain and simple when you cross a nation's borders against the wishes of it's people and the laws of that land it is an invasion.. Many of the ones you speak of are trying to make my country an addition to their's.. If their's is so great why have they come here? My ancestor came here from Europe because they wanted to become Americans.. They went through the process of long lines and uncertainties and they considered themselves...

. What we are talking about here is not immigration.. Plain and simple when you cross a nation's borders against the wishes of it's people and the laws of that land it is an invasion.. Many of the ones you speak of are trying to make my country an addition to their's.. If their's is so great why have they come here? My ancestor came here from Europe because they wanted to become Americans.. They went through the process of long lines and uncertainties and they considered themselves 'Americans in progress'.. Some even sold themselves into slavery just to get here.. They left the old ways behind to be a part of and to help build this country.. They never tried to tell us what to do... Yes, our immigration laws need updated but that doesn't mean we should accept just anyone because they say we should.. There have always been those who did not qualify and were turned away... Don't forget that many of those wanting to bring families here have broken our laws immigration themselves..

Jim Eckland
Jim Eckland
  • Robin Conkel-hAnnan

Robin, You are exactly right !! The borders are still open..the Drug cartels are still operating on the border. Our govt. has little interest in fixing the problem.

Ross Miller
Ross Miller
  • Robin Conkel-hAnnan

Robin. I am sure your ancestors from Europe did not particularly want to be 'American' but wanted a better life, freedom, safety. prosperity maybe..
What is American? Never Forget who are the Americans! The Native American was looked upon as a SAVAGE because he did not live as the explorers and conquerers thought ALL people should. He was treated with contempt, disrespected, abused, killed, deposed and almost destroyed to make way for the likes of us, Europeans. I am sure your...

Robin. I am sure your ancestors from Europe did not particularly want to be 'American' but wanted a better life, freedom, safety. prosperity maybe..
What is American? Never Forget who are the Americans! The Native American was looked upon as a SAVAGE because he did not live as the explorers and conquerers thought ALL people should. He was treated with contempt, disrespected, abused, killed, deposed and almost destroyed to make way for the likes of us, Europeans. I am sure your ancestors had nothing to do with that genocide but really we must not forget that the America if today is not the original. It is the product of invaders and pirates.

Ross Miller
Ross Miller
  • Robin Conkel-hAnnan

Land of the Free....? I think Not!

Penny P Moreau
Penny P Moreau

Comprehensive Immigration Reform has been important to me ever since I took a course over 2 years ago at my church, First Unitarian Universalist of San Diego, entitled "Immigration As A Moral Issue". I truly hope we accomplish real reform this year.

Define American
Define American
  • Penny P Moreau

Humane reform is a moral issue and a human rights issue. Remembering that we all care about keeping our families together and that undocumented Americans are already integrated in our communities is so important, we hope people will recognize that and do the right thing, the rules have to reflect our reality.

Jim Eckland
Jim Eckland
  • Penny P Moreau

Church? As christians we're told to Respect authority...be good citizens. This issue is about being good Law-abiding citizens !

Sarah Scott Oswald
Sarah Scott Oswald
  • Penny P Moreau

BUT ILLEGAL ALIENS ARENT OBEYING OUR LAWS OR THEY WOULDNT HAVE CAME HERE ILLEGALLY! IF WE GIVE THEM AMNESTY THAN WHAT I TAUGHT MY CHILDREN ABOUT OBEYING THE LAW OR YOU WILL PAY THE CONSQUENCES WILL MEAN NOTHING! SO IF MY CHILDREN GOD FORBID DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL ARE THEY GOING TO GET AMNESTY I KNOW THEY WONT SO NIETHER SHOULD ILLEGAL ALIENS!! HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT THEY DO ILLEGALLY JUST LIKE YOU WOULD IF WE WOULD DO SOMETHING ILLEGAL. THEY ARE LUCKY THEY ARE SENT BACK AND NOT SENT TO JAIL LIKE WE WOULD BE IF WE DID SOMETHING ILLEGAL!!

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